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Cilicia

Cilicia

Amazing quality and cheap Mediterranean/Cypriot food. The lamb parcels and breakfasts are yummy!

The John Baird

The John Baird

Real ales, a beer garden and quiz nights on a Thursday and Sunday are why I love going to this local boozer!

Chooks

Chooks

A delicious American-style restaurant serving mouth-watering chicken dishes. The buttermilk chicken made using their secret recipe is awesome!

Maynard Arms

Maynard Arms

Everything you'd want in a local pub - a lovely garden, tasty food and a great atmosphere all through the week.

Toff's

Toff's

Best chippy in North London, or even the whole of London! You can even sit in too.

The Flower Seller

The Flower Seller

This local florist is the perfect place to pick up flowers for that special someone in your life...

The Laboratory Spa & Health Club

The Laboratory Spa & Health Club

A beautiful, airy, bright gym with a spa and a fresh water swimming pool, which means no stinging eyes and great for children! They also put on excellent exercise classes too and there's no minimum contract.

Park Road Pools and Fitness

Park Road Pools and Fitness

The outdoor Lido is fun! If you are not feeling brave, there are indoor pools too and fitness classes. This is a great leisure centre to take all of the family, with a children's soft play area, children's yoga and martial arts classes.

Chriskitch

Chriskitch

A very cosy and cute little café in Muswell Hill. They make very tasty salads and freshly baked homemade cakes that everyone will fall in love with. It's definitely a great place to go for brunch or just a nice cup of tea!

O'Neill's

O'Neill's

Not your typical O'Neill's with its setting in a converted church. It still has its original features and a lively atmosphere at the weekend.

The Phoenix Cinema

The Phoenix Cinema

The oldest purpose-built cinema in London, the Phoenix screens the latest films, as well as sports events and ballet.

My Kind of Coffee

My Kind of Coffee

As well as serving freshly brewed coffee, this shop roasts and sells lots of different beans from around the world.

Banner's

Banner's

If you ever find yourself very hungry, head on down to Banner's because the portions are huge! It's definitely very good value for money and the menu is so extensive, there's something for everyone.

Walter Purkis & Sons

Walter Purkis & Sons

This family-run fishmongers sells high-quality fish at a great price. I always pop down on a Saturday to pick up something fresh for dinner...

Fifty Five

Fifty Five

A delightful café that's very child friendly. They have a children's play area and gluten-free treats too!

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Muswell Hill, Crouch End, Highgate, Hornsey, Bounds Green, Archway, Wood Green, Harringay, Dartmouth Park and Friern Barnet

"The Phoenix Cinema on East Finchley's High Road is one of the oldest in the country, running continuously since 1912. It is now Grade II listed, with the original vaulted still remaining intact."

Not only is Alexandra Palace an extraordinary sight, the views from its hilltop position are also exceptional...

Katy Brookes

I love popping out at lunch time to see what Muswell Hill has to offer!

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When you work in Muswell Hill, sometime's it's easy to take views like these for granted...

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Eeny Meeny Music

St.George's Church Hall
Guitar-led fun with singing & dancing to nursery rhymes & songs from the musicals. With maracas, bells, ribbons, bubbles, teddy bears & lots of friendly fun! Website

Rugbytots - Muswell Hill (Fortismere School)

Fortimere School
Rugbytots is a fun and dynamic Pre-School play programme designed to build confidence and enhance core skills. Our programme has been designed to develop your child's physical, psychological and social attributes, as well as gently encouraging rugby specific skills such as running with the ball, finding space, kicking, catching, scoring a try and much more. Website

Toddler Group at Methodist Church

Methodist Church
A lively pick-and-mix group for parents, carers and children under 3. Create your own programme from a variety of activities in different rooms, timed sessions of songs & rhymes, story time with activities. Refreshments for adults & children. Website

Creative Writing Workshops

North Bank
Workshops are supportive, motivational, small and tailor-made. Groups are kept small in order to maintain a supportive and intimate atmosphere. Participants have said this works. We start with free flow warm up exercises that cover a range of topics. We then work on a variety of activities which include: character work, language games, short stories & poetry. Last Wednesday of every month at 7:30-9:30pm Website

Al's Little Singers

The Clissold Arms
Join Al and her guitar every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9.30am for a 9.45am start, and 10.30am for a 10.45am start, for singing, percussion and bubbles. Classes last 40 minutes. Suitable for children up to four years old. Runs during the school holidays too. Website

Music Bugs: East Finchley

The Clissold Arms
Stimulating interactive fun and friendly preschool music activity classes for newborn to 4 years old. At Music Bugs our aim is to encourage young children to develop grow and explore the world around them through music and song. Research has shown that singing songs and rhymes on a regular basis helps children socialise and develop in a creative and stimulating environment as well as helping to widen children's vocabulary and listening skills Website

Tiny Talk

Muswell Hill Methodist Church
A 'starter' drop-in for parents or carers with younger babies. Big play mats with baby toys; Relaxing garden views; Space to meet up, chat and make new friends; Refreshments available; Lots of information about the local baby scene. Website

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